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Today I was driving by someone's home and saw what I thought were pretty white "pillars" down the side of their driveway with gorgeous plant boxes sitting inside of them hanging down over the sides of the "pillars".

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As I got closer, I noticed that these were all just plain white laundry baskets with the decorative air holes in the sides. The planter boxes sat perfectly inside of them and hung over the sides. A neat idea! I am sure they placed stones on the bottoms to weight them down as well.

By Tawnda

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful

picture please!

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July 5, 20120 found this helpful

I would love to see this! Can you take a picture? Anne

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August 19, 20140 found this helpful

Yes! I too would love to see a picture!

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August 19, 20140 found this helpful

I do not understand what they look like, can you post a picture?

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August 19, 20140 found this helpful

I need a photo when your able.

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August 19, 20140 found this helpful

here is the link for Ideas, they are not mine but thought they are interesting. The pictures of the ideas are on her website

http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/04/laundry-basket-planter/

They are From Emily

Laundry Basket Planter

This is a re-post. The content from this post was lost during a technical glitch last summer. Just wanted to share it with you again, because you might be able to use this idea this spring.

When I see something left on the curb to be picked up by the trash man, my mind starts racing to create a use for this item. I begin to think I could totally use this for and then, it becomes a need. I have to have it or my life will not be complete!

This broken laundry basket I saw on the side of the road was no different, except I couldnt think of a use for it. I grabbed it off the side of the road anyways, not even caring. So, it sat in my basement for about six month when it finally hit me I can use it to as a planter. Here is how I turned this trash into treasure.

broken basket

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First, I taped up the crack in the side with some plain old packing tape. Next, I hot glued burlap on the inside to cover the slats of the basket. This was to help make sure my dirt stayed in.

burlap pannel

Then, I covered the basket with burlap, gluing the fabric down periodically.

burlap wrap

basket corner

After that, I took a separate piece of burlap and wrapped it around the top edge and handles.

brulap to wrap

I glued this edging to the inside of the basket.

allwrap

Then, I attached rope around the basket, making sure to cover the seam where the two fabric pieces came together.

knot1

A little hot glue was added to ensure there was no unraveling of the rope. After all this hard work, I wouldnt want that!

gluerope

Next, I tied the rope into this cool looking knot thing.

knot2

 

knot3

Finally, I added the dirt and plant. You cant even tell it was a broken laundry basket. Ye-haw!

plant(1)

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What do you do with broken laundry baskets? Erin said I would just throw them away. To which I responded If I lived closer, I would just pick them up.

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August 20, 20140 found this helpful

The pictures of the ideas are on her website

http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/04/laundry-basket-planter/

They are From Emily

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